Investors and economists are increasingly at odds over the outlook for the world economy.
Those trading money worry the low-inflation, solid growth of the past year is coming to an end, leading to nervous equities and bonds. By contrast, economists and policy makers wager the first-quarter slowdown was a blip and that a decent expansion will soon resume.
Here’s our weekly wrap....More>>>
Scores of companies generate huge returns for their investors withoutmaking splashy financial headlines. That’s why it can make a great deal of sense to look for stocks to buy that Wall Street is currently ignoring.
So, which stocks are potential hidden winners that can be safely purchased today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSogou (NYSE:SOGO), TJX Companies....More>>>
Yum China Holdings (NYSE:YUMC) can boast of many superlatives in the Chinese eating-out market. It’s the largest restaurant chain in China. With over 8,000 locations, it has more than 2.5 times the units of its next-largest competitor, Starbucks Corporation. It claims the mantle of being the biggest restaurant delivery system in China. And it counts 160 million people in its loyalty programs....More>>>
By Ben Reynolds
Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) is the third-largest Canadian bank ranked by market cap.
Bank of Nova Scotia’s market cap is $64 billion The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s market cap is $83 billion Royal Bank of Canada’s market cap is $94 billion
Bank of Nova Scotia’s financial metrics should immediately stand out for value-focused dividend....More>>>
Big, bold and fully updated, the new Ford Expedition has the goods to take the sales crown away from the Chevrolet Tahoe.
Just as minivans replaced the family station wagon in the 1980s, so too did big SUVs vanquish those vans in the 1990s. Since then, however, the Great Recession and occasional gas price shocks have returned the largest SUVs to their original role in the market: expensive....More>>>
President Donald Trump is negotiating with China on trade while the Trump Organization is involved in a deal linked to a Chinese developer.
A state-owned Chinese construction company, MCC Group, said last Thursday it had formalized plans to develop a theme park in Lido, Indonesia. The park is part of a broader project called MNC Lido City, and the Trump Organization has existing licensing....More>>>
China just moved a step closer to acquiring one of America’s oldest stock exchanges, despite security concerns raised by some in Congress.
This week a U.S. panel that examines foreign deals for potential national security concerns cleared the purchase of the 134-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange by a China-led group of investors.
The Chicago Stock Exchange said the Committee....More>>>
Over the years, NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has made the most of the opportunities presented by China’s mobile and online gaming market, and has also diversified into fast-growing verticals like ecommerce to supercharge its prospects. Not surprisingly, NetEase investors have been a happy lot, as their investment in the Chinese internet specialist has experienced fivestraight years of double-digit....More>>>
The “x”citement might be over for the iPhone X.
Shares of Apple and its suppliers tumbled this week after multiple industry analysts predicted weak demand for the new flagship iPhone. Apple’s (AAPL) stock slid by as much as 4% in premarket trading Tuesday.
The radically redesigned iPhone X was supposed to give Apple a boost following a couple years of sinking....More>>>
In a prior article, we discussed the rationale for significantly discounting a possible acquisition of GNC (NYSE: GNC) by a suitor from China. However, significantly discounting a possibility does not mean eliminating it entirely, and even if the majority of the China acquisition argument is a mirage, there remains water in the proverbial desert oasisalbeit in this case a rather shallow puddle.